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{Giveaway} Today I Ate a Rainbow! Kit

January 7, 2014 | In: Child Nutrition, Giveaways

The New Year is underway, and those good intentions of eating more fruits and vegetables may be fading. It can be hard to eat fruits and veggies, especially in the winter!

But did you know the more fruits and vegetables you and your child eat, the more likely it is you’ll get the vitamins and minerals your body needs, the easier it is to stay at a healthy weight, and the more likely it is that you can get to a healthy weight, if you need to?

And this winter, more fruits and vegetables may mean fewer colds and flu.

Seems like a no-brainer to me.

To make it easier for your kids to eat and track their fruit and vegetable consumption, I am giving away a cute chart for you called Today I Ate a Rainbow! 

Here’s what it includes:

1 portable magnetic chart

4 sets of rainbow tracking magnets

4 achievement magnets

The Rainbow Bunch! Book

2 magnet strips for the free downloadable Today I Tried chart

Here’s what you do with it:

  • Set up the chart in your kitchen on the refrigerator or wall.
  • After your child eats a fruit or vegetable, he places a magnet on the corresponding colored column on the chart.
  • Four children can track their intake at once.
  • The goal is to eat all the colors of the rainbow during the day—the uncovered colors are the fruits and vegetables that still need to be eaten.
  • Once your child has eaten the rainbow, he gets to place an achievement magnet on the chart for that day. The goal is to eat a rainbow every day!

I think this is a great way for kids to learn about fruits and vegetables, to become more aware of their eating habits, and to get instant feedback on their goals.

I am giving away a brand new Today I Ate a Rainbow! Kit, compliments of Kia and her daughter, Hannah.

Here’s how to win:

  1. Mandatory Entry: Tell me your biggest challenge with getting your child to eat fruit or vegetables. Tell me about it in the comments below.
  2. Second Entry: Like Just the Right Byte on Facebook or share the page with a friend. Tell me you did in the comments.
  3. Third Entry: Like Today I Ate a Rainbow!on Facebook. Tell me you did in the comments.

How do you keep track of your child’s fruits and veggies?

This giveaway ends on Friday, January 17 th at midnight (EST). You must be 18 years old and a citizen of the U.S. to enter. Winners will be determined using random.org and announced on the Just the Right Byte Facebook page.

Disclosure: I was given a free kit from Today I Ate a Rainbow for review.


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17 Responses to {Giveaway} Today I Ate a Rainbow! Kit

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Jen Sheldon

January 7th, 2014 at 4:37 pm

I love the idea of this and would love to try it with my 2.5 year old daughter. We have struggled with her eating since she started eating (or not eating) solids. I think this could bring some fun to the table!

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Eileen

January 7th, 2014 at 8:06 pm

My kids are very picky. Maybe 1 or 2 veggies and only a few fruits, then they get bored and won’t eat those. A whole rainbow is daunting….but they are gamers, so perhaps this will help.

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Eileen

January 7th, 2014 at 8:11 pm

I like JTRB on Fb (even before now :)

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Eileen

January 7th, 2014 at 8:11 pm

I like TIAAR on FB too :)

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Traci Centofanti

January 8th, 2014 at 7:39 am

I have 7 year old twins who are both very picky when it comes to eating healthy. They like pasta and cheese and get upset when I try to include vegetables with dinner. My son likes fruit but my daughter eats none. This sounds like a great – fun – way to include fruits and vegetables with mealtime! I liked JTRB and TIAAR on Facebook also!

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Liz

January 8th, 2014 at 3:44 pm

My biggest challenge with getting my 4 year old to eat fruit is that he is turned off by the texture of many of them. This includes smoothies. He also does not want to try anything new, which is typical of his age. I liked both the blog and the rainbow kit on facebook!

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miranda

January 8th, 2014 at 9:47 pm

My biggest challenge is that my son likes virtually no veggies, but all fruit!

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miranda

January 8th, 2014 at 9:48 pm

like Just the Right Byte

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miranda

January 8th, 2014 at 9:49 pm

liked Rainbow on FB

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Bill

January 8th, 2014 at 9:50 pm

One challenge is that I tend to get in a rut and serve the same fruits and vegetables to my kids

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gary

January 9th, 2014 at 4:52 pm

My biggest challenge is that I didn’t grow up eating a variety of vegetables, so sometimes it’s hard to think of ideas

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gary

January 9th, 2014 at 4:52 pm

liked you on facebook

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gary

January 9th, 2014 at 4:53 pm

liked today I ate a rainbow on FB

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Alexis P.

January 11th, 2014 at 12:24 am

1. I don’t have children but I do help my sister prepare meals for her boys. It’s a huge problem with the older one (who has ASD) he prefers to stick with his cheese or peanut butter sandwiches. My sister would manage to get him to eat his fruit and veggies but it was ALWAYS a battle. Lucky for us I was getting into bento meal making and had a panda sandwich cutter. First we started with his PB&J then eventually snuck in some tuna with celery. He spit it out with the first bite but after my on the spot panda sandwich song he gave it a second try. Ate the whole thing and asked for some more and of course I had to do the song again. Now instead of completely hiding the veggies I can have them showing with their bright colors and newly found shapes thanks to some cookie cutters. Doesn’t work for all veggies but I’m glad hes trying new things!

2. Liked the page.

3. Liked the page.

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lindsay

January 11th, 2014 at 2:56 pm

My kids LOVE fruit but I always have trouble with getting them to eat veggies …. especially greens.

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lindsay

January 11th, 2014 at 2:57 pm

I just liked the FB page – can’t wait for the updates :)

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lindsay

January 11th, 2014 at 2:58 pm

I just liked the I Ate A Rainbow FB page too!

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